Fishing Reports

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

LAKE WINNIBIGOSHISH

Hello from Big Winni. Walleye are still spotty. Some fish being caught on the North humps. Spinners and rigs with leeches or crawlers. Tops seem to be the best when they move off the tops at 21 or 22 feet they seem to be going horizontal. Troll around the humps edge to contact fish.. Center bar trolled in back from the edge in 14 to 16 feet of water with spinners and crawlers or small crank baits is working. Perch bite is very good but you need to hunt around for bigger fish, some days in 8 feet and some days in 25 feet of water. Jigs and minnows the best bait. Look to the main lake bar drops or first shore drop. Graph pods of fish then sit over them. Pike are active . Troll spoons or bigger cranks outside the deeper weed edges. 8 to 14 feet of water. The main lake bar s are giving up some bigger fish bait fishing rigs and big minnows deeper then 30 feet. Crappie and Sunfish bite is good here and area lakes all around Winni. Big and Little Cutfoot, Third river, Tamarac Bay all working well. Early and late in the day has been best. Look to the weed edges in 6 to 12 feet of water. See you on the lake Pat.

Friday, August 8, 2014

LAKE WINNIBIGOSHISH

The main-lake bars are giving up walleyes on leeches and nightcrawlers in 18 to 21 feet, but finding keeping-sized fish involves working through bigger walleyes. The deep structure such as River Bar and Hunter’s Hump are better options for nice perch in 15 to 20 feet. Spoons or sucker minnows are triggering northern pike on the 8- to 10-foot weedlines.

Monday, July 28, 2014

LAKE WINNIBIGOSHISH

Hello from Big Winni. Fishing on the big pond is a bit challenging for Walleye. There is plenty of food for the fish. Mayfly larvae has gone back down to the bottom. Perch fry abound. Fish can be caught with some work though. Look to the main lake bar drops from 20 to 40 foot of water. Pull spinners and crawlers or leeches till you find a pod of fish then stop and rig them . Seems as the fish are being caught deeper then usual. Hump fishing can be good but the fish are not hanging around long. Bottom of the hump is better then the top. Weed fish and shallower rock fish will go only in the wind and rain. Water temps are in the low 70 degree range. With the food available to these fish expect short bite windows. Several will occur a day but are brief. Perch fishing on the other hand is very good right now. Numbers of 10 to 11 inchers are being caught. Look to the first shore drops . Snag hole area through the bird houses , Mosey hole, Bena bar , Several humps north of third river bar are all producing well. Look to 18 to 30 foot of water. Drift along till the right size fish is caught then you can sit on the school for a bit . Slowing down move a long again till the next pod is found. Jigs and fat head minnows t.he best option. Pike fishing is starting to pick up for numbers and size. Lots of 20 to 24 inchers out there. Take some , they make for fine table fare. Trolling spoons or larger crank baits are the best way to put them in the boat. Look to the deeper weed edges in the 10 to 14 foot range. Sunfish and Crappie are active early and late in the day. Look to Cutfoot big and Little. Little Ball club, Lower Sucker and Portage lakes. The shore drops with Coon tail beds going down to 5 or 6 feet have been the best. 1 /16 th or 1/32 nd oz jigs with two inch twister tails in yellow or white have been the best. Move along with out a cork with the 16th jig when you hit a fish stop and throw out the 32nd oz with a cork and take a few from the same area. Most are done spawning now.
 

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